There are two main features in Brightspace that enable instructors to provide students with accommodations during assessments: accommodations and special access.
Please note that Special Access settings on a specific assessment will override the coursewide Accommodations set for a student. This gives the instructor the ability to customize accommodations on a case-by-case basis.
Learner "accommodations" can be set through the Classlist, and allow you to create a blanket setting that will apply to all assessments of a certain type.
For example, if you set an accommodation where a learner gets twice (2x) the amount of time to complete all quizzes, it will automatically apply to all quizzes.
Currently, there are accommodations settings available for quizzes. In the future, we hope to see other assessment types represented as well.
If you have a large class, it can be hard to keep track of whether all of the students with accommodations have had their settings applied in the Classlist. Luckily, there is a way to quickly filter the list of users in the Classlist to display only users that have accommodations set in the Classlist.
Please note that this will not take into account "special access" settings that have been applied to individual assessments.
Once accommodations have been set, a visual cue will appear in various tools to make it easy to spot.
At this time, an accommodations icon appears next to the learners' names in the Classlist, Progress and in the Special Access list of a Quiz.
Please note that this only indicates those with "Accommodations" set, and does not take into account learners with "Special Access" set in individual assessments.
"Special access" is set on an individual assessment, and will provide the learner with an alternate set of release settings for that assessment only.
For example, a learner may be allowed to complete a quiz on a different date from the rest of the class. This would be set in the "Special Access" settings for that specific quiz.
"Special Access" is currently available on both quizzes and assignments.